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6 edition of Understanding the Film found in the catalog.

Understanding the Film

An Introduction to Film Appreciation

by McGraw-Hill

  • 166 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading

Published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Film theory & criticism,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Motion Pictures (General),
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Textbooks,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Performing Arts / Film / General,
  • media, film, photography, camera, lens,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • Appreciation,
  • Motion pictures

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8243515M
    ISBN 100844257974
    ISBN 109780844257976

      A powerful movie based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Mariah Carey plays an extraordinary role as Precious’ guidance counselor. I haven’t seen the movie but have read the book. It strikes me particularly because I taught poetry workshops to students in the same neighborhood where Precious lives. I didn’t have the same access to my Author: Leigh Shulman. Film theory is a notoriously difficult area to teach, partly because of its complexity but also because students are ill-equipped for the reading required by it. This book is an easy but comprehensive introduction to film theory. Using clever resources, it is the ideal entry point, enthusing and equipping students for study.

      As Torontonians know, we are in the midst of a mayoral election campaign; in all the excitement surrounding the candidate debates, it may have slipped into the rearview mirror that last month it was announced that the film rights for Crazytown: the Rob Ford Story, Robin Doolittle’s bestselling book about Toronto’s current mayor, had been sold to a Toronto-based .   (The impact of Amy's first false rape claim is amplified for the film: in the book, she eventually drops the charge, but in the movie her victim must forever identify himself as a sexual offender.).

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Description For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film, Introduction to Cinema, and Film Appreciation. This Twelfth Edition of Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences through a unique network of language systems and techniques. In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Format: Digital Access Code.


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Understanding the Film is one of those books. Its many quotes and anecdotal passages, along with its profiles of well known people in the film industry, would have me engrossed before I'd realize that what I was "supposed" to be reading was on the other end of the by: 4.

Understanding Film Theory is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to film theory. It is the ideal entry point for any student studying film, using clear definitions and explaining complex ideas succinctly/5(9). Organized around elements of film, the thirteenth edition of this market leading text provides students with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage and a visually engaging presentation.

Learning Goals. Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand film as an industry/5(81). Understanding the Film explores the art of film making and offers insight into classic as well as contemporary motion pictures, from King Kong and Citizen Kane to Forrest Gump and Braveheart.

The text includes photos of professionals at work and actual film stills/5. September is a very good month for books about film. Roger Ebert’s wonderful memoir Life Itself is out in paperback; J.

Hoberman’s excellent survey of 21st century cinema culture, Film After. According to The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory, Film Theory is“ a set of scholarly approaches within the academic discipline of cinema studies that question the essentialism of cinema and provides conceptual frameworks for understanding film's relationship to reality, the other arts, individual viewers, and society at large.".

Handout: How to “Read” Understanding the Film book Film We are used to watching films purely for entertainment. When we watch in this way, we are mostly passive observers of the action, not really thinking much beyond our feelings and impressions of what is on the screen. As scholars, though, we have to be more diligent in how we treat a film.

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'Understanding Movies' is designed to help students analyse movies with precision and technical sophistication. Its focus is on formalism - how the forms of the film create meaning.

It is updated with recent films and personalities for students/5. The history of Marxism has intersected with film in many ways and this book is a timely reminder of the fruits of that intersection, in film theory and film practice. Marxist film theory returns to film studies some of the key concepts which make possible a truly radical, political understanding of the medium and its place both within Brand: Pluto Press.

The Beginner’s Guide to Film Photography Here you will find the basics of film photography in plain, simple, understandable English to help get you on. Now that you understand how to use different shots to set the tone for a scene, let’s go through the process of shooting a basic scene: two cowboys ready to draw at high noon.

Each shot is an opportunity to move in closer on the action. As your shots move Cinematography Techniques: The Different Types of Shots in FilmFile Size: 2MB. The Story of Movies is intended to teach kids to think critically about what they see in film, and to consider the filmmaking process and decisions made along the way.

It also helps students place films in a historical context, using them as a Author: Amy Standen. Understanding Film Theory is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to film theory.

It is the ideal entry point for any student studying film, using clear definitions and explaining complex ideas succinctly/5(9). In film, perhaps more than any other medium, we can read the politics of time and place, past and present.

The history of Marxism has intersected with film in many ways and this book is a timely. This book shows how questions of ideology, technology and industry must be situated in relation to class - a category which academia is distinctly uncomfortable with. Exploring the work of some of the key theorists who have influenced our understanding of film, such as Adorno, Althusser, Benjamin, Brecht, Gramsci, Jameson and others.

Understanding Movies book. Read 19 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 14 lectures on 7 compact discsWhy does the cinema have the p /5.

Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning. Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key elements of filmmaking, including.

This book shows how theory can be drawn upon to gain a greater understanding of the complexity and meaning of the films that students watch and study, making it an ideal entry point for anyone tasked with applying theory to their academic work. This condensing of books into movies leads to deleted parts from the book or abbreviation of developments within the book.

Script Writing May Not Do The Story Justice While a movie is afforded the power of visual stimulation, it’s limited in terms of having to tell a story primarily through : Rich Santos.

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man is a book by Marshall McLuhan, in which the author proposes that the media, not the content that they carry, should be the focus of suggests that the medium affects the society in which it plays a role mainly by the characteristics of the medium rather than the content.

The book is considered a pioneering Author: Marshall McLuhan.UNDERSTANDING MOVIES by Louis Giannetti is just now going into its 13th edition, and that's hardly surprising due to the book's brevity, broad appeal, and wealth of information.

Although the book is only about half the size of competitive books -- Gerald Mast's SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOVIES and Bordwell and Thompson's FILM HISTORY (and their /5(4). Directed by Bill Holderman.

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